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Disaster Preparedness Program Holds First Incident Management Team 101 Training for National Ocean Service

JULY 13, 2020 — After months of preparation, NOAA's Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) held their first-ever National Ocean Service (NOS) Incident Management Team (IMT) 101 Training on Wednesday, July 8.

Screen grab of virtual training.
Image credit: NOAA.

The training included six modules specifically designed to provide NOS IMT members with an overview of their roles and responsibilities, as well as information on response management systems, tools, and best practices useful in managing all-hazards disasters.

IMT members gained a better understanding of NOS’s priorities during a response including information on NOS’s Essential Functions, Mission Assignments (MAs), and Pre-scripted Mission Assignments (PSMAs). The training was led by DPP’s Disaster Response Center (DRC) Director, Charlie Henry; Exercise Coordinator, Katie Krushinski; and Emergency Planning Specialist, Alyson Finn. 

Participants closed out the training by taking part in a virtual exercise simulating NOS IMT members' process for reporting incident impacts during significant events. The training was well attended, with over 28 participants from many of the NOS program and staff offices.

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Last updated Monday, July 20, 2020 8:47am PDT